A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING BAIL BONDS.
Amends GS 15A-531(4) clarifying that a bail bond signed by any surety, as defined in GS 15A-531(8)a. and b., is considered the same as a cash deposit for all purposes in this Article.
Amends 15A-540(b) expanding the forms a surety must provide to a sheriff before surrendering a defendant to a sheriff to a bail bond, forfeiture, or release order and deleting the requirement that a copy of such form be certified.
Amends GS 15A-544.5(d)(2) deleting the procedural requirement that a clerk provide a copy of a motion to set aside a forfeiture to the district attorney for the county and to the attorney for the county board of education.
Amends GS 15A-544.5(d)(4) changing the party responsible for serving a copy of a motion from the "clerk of superior court pursuant to Rule 4" to the "moving party pursuant to Rule 5".
Amends GS 15A-544.8(c)(2) deleting the procedural requirement that a clerk of superior court provide a copy of a motion seeking relief from a final judgment to the district attorney for the county and to the attorney for the board of education.
Effective December 1, 2013.
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